Chesnutt Family History

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Chesnutt Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Chestnut.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Chestnutt, Chesnut, Chestnut, Bennitt, Jennett, Cheshier, Chesna

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Chesnutt Family Origin

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Chesnutt Family Occupations

What did your Chesnutt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chesnutt. A less common occupation for the Chesnutt family was Farming. The most common Chesnutt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Chesnutt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chesnutt ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chesnutt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chesnutt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chesnutt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chesnutt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chesnutt. For the veterans among your Chesnutt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chesnutt Life Expectancy

What is the average Chesnutt lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Chesnutt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Chesnutt in 1954 was 45, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chesnutt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chesnutt ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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